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  • Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said. Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said at least five explosions shook Kaohsiung. The National Fire Agency said five...

  • US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks plunged Thursday, putting the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Major indexes started lower and the losses accelerated as the day went on. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market and put it on course for its first...

  • See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparent rodents aren't alive and they're for research only, to help scientists study fine details of anatomy. Before they are treated with...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another. Riverhead police say Gary Messina died in the accident Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. A New York City Department of Correction spokesman says the 25-year-old...

  • Man pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fiancee

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday. Kevin Sweat, 28, entered guilty pleas to three counts of...

  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship. The government's star witness in the corruption trial against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified that he...

  • Oskar Garcia named AP's east sports editor

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oskar Garcia, a news editor for The Associated Press who oversees news coverage of Hawaii, has been appointed assistant sports editor for the east region for the news agency. Garcia, currently based in Honolulu, will be based in Philadelphia and will report to Global...

  • Fired band head says he was fixing vulgar culture

    Updated: 0 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after a two-month...

  • Correction: FBI Headquarters story

    Updated: 0 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 29 about the search for a new FBI headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the warehouse under consideration as a potential site was located in Franconia, Virginia. The warehouse is actually in the neighboring community of...

  • Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

    Updated: 12 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured and give civilians a reprieve from...

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